Common Questions in Real Estate

Common Questions in Real Estate

What’s the first step of the home buying process? Answer: The Mortgage Pre-Approval. Unless you are paying cash for a house, you will need to get a mortgage. In order to refine your home search and know how much home you can afford, you will need to get pre-approved...
Speaking of the Front Door!

Speaking of the Front Door!

Last week I talked about Curb Appeal and gave some suggestions for cleaning up your front yard before listing. One of my suggestions is painting your shutters and front door. Bright, bold colors are all the rage and really make your home pop! We’ve noticed...

Tideness Counts – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 7

While your home is on the market make sure it is clean and neat. Wash dishes, sweep floors and make the beds. Your home needs to be in spotless condition at all times. It may seem silly, but always close the lid on your toilet and put all toothbrushes and other...

Smell Matters – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 5

Nothing turns off a homebuyer more than unwanted odors. We need to eliminate and neutralize unwanted odors as much as possible. Research shows that buyers are mostly turned away by smoke, pet and cooking odors. Below are some things you can do to eliminate unwanted...
Local Conditions Make Now the Time to Sell Your Home

Local Conditions Make Now the Time to Sell Your Home

The St. Louis County market has been on FIRE this year and the colder months are not going to slow that down. It is a hard decision to sell your home, but once you have taken that step you have to decide when to list your home. There are many advantages to listing...

Home Updates – Preparing to Sell Your Home – Tip 8

When it comes to updating your home there are many choices to be made. Surprisingly not all updates bring a great deal of return when you sell your home. Research shows that the following updates will be most attractive to potential buyers.  Kitchen Appliances and...